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Strong Roots, Golden Flowers : orchestra

by David Keeffe (2014)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

This is a creative blending of some Australian folk tunes with each other and with the well-known Chinese tune "Jasmine Flower" (or "mo-li-hua"). Strangely, the original name did not translate well into Chinese. The translated name is "Iron Root, Golden Flower".

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, strings.  

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by the Australian New Goldberg Orchestra for their 2014 China tour.

First performance: by Preston Symphony Orchestra, Mario Dobernig at Preston Symphony Orchestra (Preston City Hall) on 4 Dec 2016

Originally written for: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2clarinets, bassoon, 2alto saxophones, horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, strings.


Performances of this work

13 Oct 19: Holy Trinity Church, Hight Street, Kew, VIC. Featuring Boroondara Symphonic Band, David Keeffe.

8 Dec 18: Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, Ivanhoe, VIC. Featuring Stephen Carpenter, Heidelberg Wind Ensemble.

27 Oct 18: St George's Anglican Church, Ivanhoe East, VIC. Featuring Heidelberg Wind Ensemble, Stephen Carpenter.

9 Sep 2018: at Bernstein, Grainger, and Making Australia (St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond). Featuring Grainger Wind Symphony, Roland Yeung.

9 Sep 17: Strathcona School, Melbourne. Featuring Joshua Geddes, Boroondara Symphonic Band.

4 Dec 2016: at Preston Symphony Orchestra (Preston City Hall). Featuring Preston Symphony Orchestra, Mario Dobernig.

8 Jul 14: National Theatre, Beijing, China. Featuring Thaddeus Huang, New Goldberg Orchestra.

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